I had a 2005 Standard back in the day, but unfortunately, I sold it in a time of need. I'm looking at buying another one, but I've heard from the vastly more experienced folks here on TDPRI that not all Standards are created equal. Much to my wife's chagrin, my budget is relatively flexible (anything under $4500 or so is on the table), but I'm not really sold on a higher-end, "collectible" Custom Shop, R9, or anything like that. I intend to play the guitar, and as such, it will take its licks and collect its dings. I'm looking for a workhorse, not a work of art. Equally uninterested in a Studio model. Also, my options are somewhat limited, because I'll be buying lefty. So, all of that being said, what should I be looking for? Which production years are considered to be the best, given my budgetary constraints? Where's the best bang for my buck? Thanks as always for any guidance you guys have to offer.